Eastern Courier : June 1st 2011
13 EASTERN COURIER, JUNE 1, 2011 NEWS Advertising Feature entertainment Dining& Music by Mozart, Stephen Hartke, Byrd, Gibbons and Beethoven. Tuesday 7 June, 8pm Auckland Town Hall | The Edge Free pre-concert talk at 7pm 0800 CONCERT (266 2378) Tickets$85ARes|$65BRes|$40CRes Child (school age) $10| Student Rush $15 on the day (ID req, B Res) Book at THE EDGE ph 0800 BUY TICKETS (289 842) www.buytickets.co.nz | service fees apply Supported by ASB Community Trust For full programme, bio and details of CMNZ's 2011 Kaleidoscopes Concert Season, visit www.chambermusic.co.nz Tour Sponsor Magnificent. Uninhibited. Spell-binding. BRENTANO STRING QUARTET from New York "... luxuriously warm sound ... yearning lyricism" The New York Times NO ENROLMENT UPDATE PACK? OU NEED TO ENROL. didn't receive your enrolment update pack then you're not enrolled to vote in this year's General n and Referendum. Make your vote count. Enrol now. It's easy. an enrolment form: NO Iff you y ud Electi con Togeta a Visit our website elections.org.nz Freetext your name and address to 3676 Freephone 0800 36 76 56 Visit any PostShop EEC 0036_A Death not easy to deal with but support's there Death ... it comes to all of us.It s not something we are comfortable talking about but the dying and death of a loved one will remain with us for many years, especially if it is not a harmonious event. Most deaths can be harmonious -- a natural sequence to a life lived well. Even when illness is involved, the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of a per- son can be managed to provide the best quality of life and the best pass- ing possible, not just for the person dying but for their loved ones as well. There is a lot of sup- port available that many people might be unaware of. Hospice plays an important role for many people with its homely environment and home visits. But the person s family doctor also plays a vital role. The family doctor can develop a care plan that includes the specific wishes of the person. This can include where they spend their final days, medical interven- tions desired and re- ferral to other services if needed. The plan needs to be shared with family and caregivers to ensure that wishes are adhered to.The doctor s clinic can also provide information on other services and support available, such as personal care and home help, district nurs- ing and respite services. The clinic can also work with those involved to manage home visits and after-hours support. Other than the usual GP charges most of these services are free. Specialist help is available through hos- pice and Middlemore Hospital for people with more complex needs. Hospital palliative care services include family support such as counselling and social work, symptom manage- ment and pain relief and can provide information about support services for families, including things that may be caus- ing worries for the patient such as sorting out financial affairs. The palliative care team also runs two clinics, one at Manukau SuperClinic in Browns Rd, Manurewa, and one at Pukekohe Hospital. Referral can be made by the hospital team or by a family doctor. Hospice is not all about in-patient services. Most of the work it does in the community is by nurses who provide home visits to around 700 south Auckland patients a year. Hospice nurses can liaise with the family doctor, will visit with and support the patient and family, and can also arrange for personal care such as hairdressing, day stay and respite care. Arrangements can even be made for a person s biography to be recorded for posterity. Hospice services are pro- vided at no cost. Needs assessment and service co-ordination is part of Middlemore Hospital s services and can provide information on home help, carer sup- port and respite and resi- dential care for eligible palliative patients. A referral from a fam- ily doctor or hospital specialist is needed. In general, eligibility is for people with life-limiting illnesses who: Have a need for short- term support services -- ie, following an acute admission to hospital Require Meals on Wheels Require home-based services who have palli- ative needs. District nurses provide specialist nursing care and assessment to people within their own en- vironment. They have general knowledge in palliative care and expert know- ledge around wound care, the giving of intra- venous medication, con- tinence and stoma man- agement. Referral to district nurses is also through the family doc- tor or the hospital. Go to www.palliative carecountiesmanukau. co.nz or phone Hospice South Auckland on 640-0025 or Franklin Hospice on (09) 238-9376 for information. Call needs assessment and service co-ordination on 276-0040 for more on hospital services. Gala ball raises $60,000 for charity More than $60,000 was raised for Diabetes Auck- land at a ball this month. Sir Peter Leitch attended the Diabetes Auckland Gala Ball to raise money for the Mt Eden-based charity. During the evening he invited Nadia Lim, win- ner of this year s MasterChef, to join him as an honorary ambassa- dor for Diabetes Auck- land and to help raise public awareness. Go to www.diabetes auckland.org.nz to learn more about diabetes. Eggs Benedict: Nobody makes it better! Columbus Coffee at Homebase Botany When John Kuok brewed up the idea of launching Columbus Coffee Homebase Botany at Bishop Dunne Place, the idea was to create more than just a place where people could go for a coffee. It was to provide a meeting place that was casual yet sophisticated, stylish yet affordable. This Mother s Day they cel- ebrated their third anniversary. That s three years of serving up excellent coffee, good food and great service. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal customers and coffee lovers who have made Columbus such a buzzing, successful cafe, says John. The coffee at Columbus Cof- fee Homebase is simply the best, the lattes creamy, the espressos smooth and the chai refreshing. Plus, there are non- caffeine Winter Warmers -- boost style hot drinks designed to reinvigorate customers who may be carrying a cold and don t want to drink a milk based product: Lemon, ginger and honey -- a hot toddy style drink and blackcurrant and honey -- a Ribena style drink. The menu is intelligently calibrated to meet all levels of hunger. Everything is freshly made from scratch, including cakes, pastries, foldovers, light fluffy scones, muffins, and salads. If you want something more substantial there are sand- wiches, eggs benedict and of course their delightful new win- ter warmers -- butter chicken, keema curry (lamb mince) with rice, and soups. The eggs benedict was pres- ented promptly and was a treat to behold. Two eggs, smothered in hollandaise, topping a good number of salmon cuts and wilted spinach...on two nicely toasted pieces of ciabatta. Encircled with a basil pesto ring which added a nice flavour hit to the meal when used as a sauce. The eggs were cooked to perfection, flowing freely over the salmon, spinach and bread, was one customer s comment. They are open this Queen s Birthday Weekend. The cafe also has free Wi-Fi available to anyone who orders a coffee. Columbus Coffee Homebase Botany, 16J Bishop Dunne Place, (opposite Mega Mitre 10 off Te Irirangi Drive), Botany South. Open Monday to Friday 7am-4.30pm and weekends 8am-4.30pm.
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